Causes

Change


Which one is true: People change, or do they always stay the same?

Obviously we change, develop from a baby to someone with hobbies and dislikes, preferences, and experience. Then again we sometimes develop habits that will never leave us, maybe this means we cheat, or like to have everything perfectly in order. Which on is true?

Can they both be true, applying to different circumstances or even different people all together?

I think everyone is so different in so many ways (obviously you know this too) but what differences really define us as an individual?

Example: I am a writer, she is a dancer.

In this situation our hobbies define us.

Example: He has cancer, she has been in remission for six years.

Does the condition define them, or life and death?

Example: Mom likes to drink, Dad likes to smoke.

Both can kill you, what’s the different?

I could go on and on for days with all the things that make me different from you, but at what point do you distinguish me as someone not in your circle? What makes someone really enjoy your company?

The question I suppose I really want to know the answer to is why does it matter?

Example: I like to write, and my sister likes to dance.

Different hobbies, same blood.

Example: They met during treatment, she is still fighting for him.

Difference?

Example: They picked up bad habits after the unthinkable happened to them.

We are all different, and for our own reasons, so what makes it okay for you to judge someone else for dealing with their life the way that makes sense to them? This life is so complicated because of the countless things that can happen right before your eyes, good or bad. We cannot sit by and continue to judge our fellow humans, instead we need to know when to help, how to address a situation, how to sit before someone and just be there with an open mind.

We are constantly finding reasons to dislike people, and I cannot figure out why. It isn’t more fun, it’s sad that people have become so cliche in such an inhumane way.

That we have to drill it into peoples heads to be nice, because it isn’t the natural way of things anymore. Reminders or happiness and hope are being spread by few to the many who have forgotten. When will we be kind? When will you smile?

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I’ve Made a Difference


For those of you who follow me on Twitter or noticed the new page (Get Involved!) you’ve seen my (probably obnoxious) posts about the new site I’m involved with. (I think some others and I are co-founders but I don’t know if it’s official yet.) Anyways for those of you who haven’t seen what I’m talking about here’s the website: http://teenactivist.org/ This website is for teenagers who are looking for inspiration or to inspire, it’s three simple steps (well really two but the third step is just nice to do). Just sign up and submit a journal entry about your activist experiences or whatever it may be. You don’t have to be experienced (I’m a newbie to the activist life too!) you just have to be driven and passionate about what you’re fighting for. It’s so easy and it’s a good way to get the word out about your cause. For example yesterday I was reading through some journal entries and someone did a journal about dolphin killings and how so many dolphins were being killed and sold for food. I had no idea about this but now from reading about it on TAO now I’m informed and I can see if there’s anything I can do from my community. Anyone can do it (any teenager) and it doesn’t matter where you live! It’s so easy I can’t see why you wouldn’t want to do it!


By the way I had my busiest day earlier this week. 60 views! Thanks everyone! I really didn’t think that anyone read this, but I know part of it is because I did a blog about the Mob beating, and everyone wanted to know the big deal. But that’s not the point, and for those of you who are saying “Eh, I get 60 views by noon.” Well good for you but I don’t! 🙂 Anyways I just wanted to thank those of you who are regulars on this site and I hope you’re enjoying what I have to say, and don’t forget I’m always open to criticism. So if you have anything you’d like to share, feel free to do so! I hope everyone has a wonderful week! And if you go to State Fair please this week please don’t ruin the fun for everyone else, I’ll be there sometime this week so don’t do it, otherwise I’ll be very upset.

To write love on her arms.


“To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.” That is their mission statement.

What is To Write Love on Her Arms?

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

So, why the heck am I writing about this? A friend of mine killed herself on Christmas and she was a very good friend. I decided a while ago I wanted to do something to prevent this from happening, and unfortunately I know I can’t prevent everyone from killing themselves or being depressed. But I’ll do what I can.

On the right of the screen is a widget for social vibe supporting the cause TWLOHA, please click on it and do an activity or two to help the cause and then please promote it on Facebook, Twitter, your own blog whatever.

Every act of kindness has to start somewhere.